Not a cross, but a “cross-roads hand-board” – The 142nd Pennsylvania monument at Gettysburg
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Pennsylvania in the Civil War
Codie Eash explores the fascinating story of a unique monument to a Pennsylvania regiment on the Gettysburg battlefield.
- Apr 8, 2020
Gettysburg and the End of the War, Part 1 – The Fall of Richmond
In April 1865, Gettysburg responded to news that the Confederate capital had fallen to forces of the US Army.
- Feb 29, 2020
Patrick DeLacy: Scranton’s Fighting Irishman
The Scranton Civil War veteran received the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864.
- Feb 11, 2020
“Let us have war” - The Gettysburg veterans who argued against the “Cornerstone Speech”
Veterans at Gettysburg used Alexander Stephens's infamous speech about slavery to argue that the Confederate cause was unjust and wrong.
- Dec 24, 2019
“Pleasanter reminiscences of this famous town” – Christmas at Gettysburg in 1861
The 10th New York Cavalry spent Christmas 1861 in the Adams County seat. Decades later, they remembered the experience of a holiday at war.
- Oct 24, 2019
The Pennsylvania veterans who opposed Gettysburg’s first Confederate monument
In the decades after the Civil War, Pennsylvania veterans sought to keep Confederate monuments and memorials off the Gettysburg battlefield.
- Jul 17, 2019
A bloody altercation between an officer and his soldiers in the aftermath of Gettysburg
A confrontation between an officer and two soldiers turned bloody in the days after the Battle of Gettysburg.
- Jul 12, 2019
“A Terrible, and Yet Glorious Reality”: The Adams Sentinel on the Immediate Meaning of Gettysburg
An Adams County newspaper editor grappled with the meaning and consequences of the Battle of Gettysburg in the weeks after the fight.
- Jul 7, 2019
"A deplorable scene" - A description of Gettysburg after the battle
A reporter from Harrisburg's Patriot and Union newspaper described the scene at Gettysburg in the days after the 1863 battle.
- Jun 29, 2019
"Sons of Liberty, Go Forth": James McCarter and the 93rd Pennsylvania on the Road to Gettysburg
Colonel James McCarter's powerful speech to his troops in the 93rd Pennsylvania on their march to Gettysburg.
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